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it's monday, august 1st. coming up on "early today," the ward of words between hillary clinton and donald trump intensifies over trudge's comments of the parents of a fallen american soldier. a state of emergency in maryland has a hard hit area devastating floods that killed twopeople. new details on the worst in history. plus the pope weighs in on islamophobia. and a man with at astonishing jump. "early today" starts now. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen with less than 100 days until the election.
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on comments of a soldier from 2004. meanwhile on the democratic side, clinton linebacker is admitting she has work to do to gain the trust 6 more voters. nbc's edward lawrence joins me from washington with more. edward, it seems to be headed into uncharted waters these days. >> reporter: we are getting into these very critical moments the candidates, 98 days left before the election and both candidates trying to step up the pressure. during his first campaign stop today since the democratic national convention, donald trump will further defend comments that he made about the family, the muslim soldier who died while serving in iraq. the khan family spoke during the democratic national convention criticizing trump's stance on muslims and trump's sacrifices. >> if you look at his wife, she's standing there she had
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have nothing to say, you tell me. >> reporter: not true, according to khan. >> i'm really nervous because i cannot see my son's picture i cannot even come in the room with pictures. >> reporter: trump focused on a statement he called captain khan a hero, saying the real problem is radical islam. >> he sounds so disingenuous because of his policies, bse dividing us. >> reporter: the vice presidential pick also pushed the debate to terrorism as well tweeting h humanyan khan is a hero. hillary clinton didn't let up. >> i personally think that donald trump poses a serious threat to our democracy. and it's going to be up to all of us to repudiate the madefulness.
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midwest. and both hillary clinton and donald trump are now receiving clarified security briefings each morning. flash flooding has killed two people in maryland this weekend as several hours of rain drenched the couldn't of ellicott city. maryland's mayor said it looks straight out of a movie. nbc reports. >> reporter: it happened in an instance. >> get inside! >> reporter: powerful floodwaters sweeping through historic ellicott city on a busy saturday night. >> there's people in the water. >> reporter: diners in this restaurant watching in horror as people hung on to car, floating down main street. inside that car, a woman trapped. >> don't let go. >> i have to.
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chain to get her to safety. >> i will never forgot seeing that video of a human chain saving that person out of that car. i'll never forget that. >> reporter: in all, 22 people had to be rescued, six persons lost their lives. six inches of rain in two hours was too much. it took a direct hit. the water reseeded fast but the damage was businesses destroyed. >> it's devastating to see some of the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone, like i don't even know where to start. >> reporter: maryland's gov larry logan declared a state of emergency. for victims victimized by mother nature recovery will take a long time. >> i just want to hug people and let them know we're all with them and we're going to help
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that. >> there are new details of a hot air balloon accident. the victims has been identified. nbc's janet shamlian has the details. >> reporter: this is a photo of a hot air balloon crashed taken by erin gonzalez. >> it seem they had couldn't climb. >> reporter: moments plunging to earth killing the pilot and its passengers. the balloon traveled eight miles before striking a high powered transmission line. investigators found what may be the biggest help, a number of passenger electronics. >> the fbi response team was able to locate 14 personal electronic devices including cell phones, one ipad and three cameras. >> reporter: investigators say
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would you have climbed in 500 feet cloud cover? >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> it doesn't get you get out of it. >> reporter: portraits of the victims including this doctor and his wife of san antonio, they were newlyweds. >> they were the she was the sweetest thing. >> reporter: scheduled to play in a beach volleyball tournament after the balloon ride. he texted friends about the ride. this has been rescheduled a dozen times because of the weather and i didn't think it was going to happen. soon after his last photo, his last communication, a picture of sheer tranquility spent 12 minutes before the accident. >> that was nbc's janet shamlian reporting.
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that's all it came down. a single ticket won saturday night's powerball jackpot, the winning ticket was sold at a hanna ford supermarket in new hampshire. half a billion dollars for the payout as the largest powerball snowballed since early mar. the eye popping payday ranked in histor out the owner's identity anytime soon. in fact, the california couple that won a share of january's $1.6 billion win just came forward last week to claim the dough. more of a story. a truly hot stopping twist. skydiver luke aikens jumped out of a plane. but if you look closely, he
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parachute. he ends with aikens landing on a 100 foot by 100 foot net. the daredevil has more than 18,000 jumps under his belt. he's now in the history book as the first person to sky dive without a parasuit or a wing suit. if you're wondering if his family thought this was a terrifying stunt. they were thrilled about it. both his father and his wife has 2,000 jumps in the books. >> if he missed the net -- >> i'd be nervous just watching that. i can't imagine jumping out of the plane with a parasuit. >> and then to pick this little net. that flooding video out of maryland pretty serious stuff. three inches of rain in 30
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of power of water and just tossing around the cars. the ground is super saturated. if we even get one or two thunderstorms this afternoon, we could deal with just flash flooding and we still have a couple areas of light rain. out in cape cod you have the steadyiest of rain that's going to clear out early this morning pfr so we get a little break and this afternoon will pop up additional the afternoon, the yellow dots here are the likely storms. they're going to be scattered storms from north carolina all the way up to southern new england. they'll be hit and they'll be miss. and tuesday drys out. the other stories from kansas, nearly 100, with all of those areas. some beautiful weather in chicago. the picture there today, 83 and sunny. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at your day. so, areas in new england will be cooler, obviously with all of
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where you break out in some sun, that's where you could see stronger storms in the midatlantic. from areas of north dakota down through iowa. now, the tropics are heating up, too. heading toward the peak of hurricane season. could have a storm developing in the caribbean the next couple of days. just ahead, why the olympics were starting on a sour note for team australia. plus, detailing on a horrifying car crash caught on camera. look at that. yore she thinks it smells fine, but her guests smell this... sfx: ding, flies, meow (after cat lands) music starts febreze air effects heavy duty has up to... ...two times the odor-eliminating power to remove odors you've done noseblind to [inhales] mmm. use febreze air effects, till it's fresh and try febreze small spaces... continuously eliminate up to two times the odors for 30 days. febreze small spaces and air effects,
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several dozen muslims with passive mass across italy and france yesterday. it was a moment solidarity after the killing of a priest by two isis militants. pope francis echoed that same sentiment, while fly ago board his papal plane, he told supporters not all muslims are groups of fundamentalists. australian athletes are the latest victims of crime in the olympic village. missing three ipads and other items reported stolen. they not only boosted concerns about the safety standards but whether australia's team may have been targeted. >> pretty much everyone, it
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australian building that was not ready two weeks ago. so, no one was -- no one would targeted australians. they wouldn't dare. let's take a look at this violent car crash. how can you miss that, captured in florida. after tumbling numerous times it finally comes to a stop. thanks to bystanders who rushed the driver uber is going to invest in an ambitious project for for maps and drive away cars. it's ramping up spending on new technologies following investments by the company earlier this year. a new study by said 80% of college students say tuition costs are worthwhile.
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this morning on "today," with the opening ceremony for the rio olympics just four days away, matt lauer sits down with the mayor of rio to ask the question on everyone's mind is rio ready. now to sports action and one of the longest days in pga championship history. jimmy walker has first major title edging out jason day by a stroke to win the pga championship. because of rain golfers played 36 holes yesterday. walker had a one shot lead after sunday's final round thanks to four back nine birdies. then shot a bogey-free round to clear to victory. turning to major league baseball in chicago after falling behind 6-1 early in last
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game to extra innings. stepped up to a run. >> 2-2, he gets it, runner coming home. >> lester drops down a pinch-hit bunt to give the walkoff in history. now the the cardinals after going 0 for 20 without a hit in the last ten days the slumping dietrich gets a line drive in a gap in left field for the first ever walkoff hit. the marlins mob dietrich ripping his jersey off his back. dietrich doesn't seem to mind after the 7-6 win.
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u.s. athletes arrive in rio for the olympic games. athletes got the fun started early on the plane out of houston. ?? ? do do do ?? >> yeah. draymond green, jimmy butler and tirey irving everybody looks into it except for coach carmelo. is this the end to all thing harry potter? you're watching "early today." a" ha, no, i switched to geico and got more. more? 24/7 access online, on the phone or with the geico app. that is more. go get some mud...
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. except this one, who has an outlet for a face. now, for some entertainment news, sunday's 18th annual teen choice awards was filled with fun and games with performances by no ne-yo and mar. jessica alba called for an end to gun violence. even political stunts encouraging teens to vote in the show's first ever teen choice presidential election. >> tonight, potus is going to go with the floatus. and a fellow teenage americans it is sometime for me to pass the torch. >> hillary clinton won that ward
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more than 37 million votes were passed online for this year's winner. jason bourne topped the weekend box office with an estimated 60 millions that makes it the largest opening in the franchise behind the bourne ultimatum in 2007. and then matt damon's to that world. str and bad moms with an estimated $23.4 million. female. and it was a bittersweet weekend for harry potter fans with best-selling author j.k. rowling announcing this will be the final chapter for the wiz are. as the theaters tended to fans they lined up around the world. i'm betty nguyen. and this is "early today." see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me.
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leading the news in "usa today," miss teen usa under fire for allegedly using the n-word. she was found saturday night with a tweet allegedly paypal using the slur admitting she used a language she was not proud of and has worked hard to become a better person. the miss universe organization said the language karlie hey used is no way supporting the organization. and on nbc philadelphia, community health athlete's dad realizes olympic dream.
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son dorell who will be competing in rio. when she found out hill could not afford to travel to brazil to watch his son, she set up a gofundme account. the fund blew past the $2700 goal and as well as other athletes we want to say congratulations and so glad your father is there to watch you. the fire in big sur continues to burn. the fire has now burned 40,000 acres. 6500 firefighters are battling the flames that threaten thousands of homes. the fire is 18% contained. 13 people have been hospitalized for heat-related illnesses at a post office in chicago. employees say the air conditioning system is not working and the temperatures outside reached 100 degrees. that was outside. inside was 100 degrees as well. ambulances were called to the
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suffering from heat exhaustion, heat stress and dehydration. >> the russian army began their tank by an alone what is that? take a look. after it was invented by the country's defense ministry to hone the skills of tanks. from serbia, india and kuwait will go head to head if-n the two-week long competition. it will be held in various locations >> tank races? how come our government doesn't do that? >> they can't go that fast, right? >> they look pretty fast to me. birthdays, kim lerl bledsoe turns 43. definite leopard frontman. and robert gray turns 63.
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roads washed away. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's monday morning, august 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda is in for chris this morning with the weather headlines. a lot going on. >> that's right. it is another umbrella day. we may see more of that heavy rain like we saw over the weekend. thankfully it's quiet right now around the city. we are tracking one storm across lots of lightning there. you can see on storm team 4 for the rest of your forecast. temperatures in the low 70s in central park. winds at 8 miles per hour. as you plan the rest of your day, this is why you want to bring the umbrellas. showers and storms popping again late this afternoon. muggy and mild. temperatures back to the low 80s. when will we break out of this pattern? we'll look at your ten-day forecast coming up. lauren scala has a look at your


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